Pawsable interiors

By Lisa Sullivan | February 9, 2014

Honoring your pets’ needs while maintaining your home’s sophisticated style can be tough. Cat beds, dog crates, feeders, litter boxes, it can all add up to a look that’s not great. But there are ways to organize the chaos and even make your home better looking in the process. Here are some ideas I found … Read more

Celebrate "Heart Health" month with a healthy diet

By The Home Monthly | February 6, 2014

In honor of Heart Health month, Kings Food Markets, 26 Arcadia Rd., Old Greenwich, has partnered with Atlantic Health System to create a “Stay Healthy” initiative and Mary Finckenor, registered dietitian for the Cardiac Health Center of Morristown Medical Center, has helped Kings identify three simple foods you might not expect to help you promote … Read more

Couples DIY, without the stress

By The Home Monthly | January 30, 2014

Tis the season of low temperatures, lengthy indoor DIY projects, and of course love.  Many families are spending their days inside their homes getting organized and working on renovations this winter. While the quality time is great, working with a spouse on a renovation project can also put a lot of stress on a marriage … Read more

The Recipe Box: "I'm in Chocolate Heaven!"

By Lisa Sullivan | January 30, 2014

Our recipe category for next month:  “Hearty Winter Soups, Stews and Chilis.” Please email your recipes  to home@acorn-online.com. Please include exact measurements and instructions, and a photo of your creation, if you have one. VALENTINE’S DAY LOW-FAT CHOCOLATE TRIFLE (Serves 8 to 10) Joanna Leone, Trumbull, CT Ingredients: Use red velvet cake (from the box … Read more

Amazing amethyst

By Lisa Sullivan | January 28, 2014
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Amethyst just happens to be the primary birthstone for the month of February, but without a doubt, this wonderful gemstone can make a great fashion statement when worn at any time of year. In fact, it is one of the most popular of all colored stones, and for good reason. Amethyst (a purple variety of quartz) … Read more

Getting ready for your project

By Lisa Sullivan | January 20, 2014

Renovations and decorating are a family affair. Sometimes they involve all household members, including children. As in any process, the more people are involved, the crazier things can get. Want to stay sane and get your project finished on time and budget? Here are some tips on how to get ready: 1. Create a “style … Read more

Build green, be happy! Part III

By Elizabeth DiSalvo | January 15, 2014

Happiness. This is what some may call the touchy-feely reason to build green. I get it. I have friends who need a lot of convincing; they just want to know the bottom line and only want to talk about the facts. How can I even bring something as ephemeral and vague as happiness into to … Read more

Home Personality: Homes with multiple/unique fireplaces

By Lisa Sullivan | January 15, 2014

  27 Country Club Rd., Ridgefield, CT 14 Fireplaces $3,995,000 Karla Murtaugh, Neumann Real Estate, 203-856-5534 Our feature home this month: Built in 1865 for George C. Haven, President of the Corn Exchange National Bank, this estate home sits on 3.22 acres just minutes from Silver Spring Country Club and is the epitome of refined … Read more

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